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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to Edrick

Re: Analog Voice Gateways

I like my AT&T, but I'll admit, it's Verizon who is always up no matter what happens. They voluntarily have 8 hours of battery backup plus many hours of diesel fuel at every cell site that it's possible. Verizon basically never goes down during power disruptions. I wish AT&T would take a cue and do the same, or out-do Verizon.


sk1939
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said by BiggA:

I like my AT&T, but I'll admit, it's Verizon who is always up no matter what happens. They voluntarily have 8 hours of battery backup plus many hours of diesel fuel at every cell site that it's possible. Verizon basically never goes down during power disruptions. I wish AT&T would take a cue and do the same, or out-do Verizon.

Verizon goes out just as often as AT&T does during an emergency. It's not the power that's the issue, it's the amount of traffic. There's a reason that during 9/11, emergency communications ground to a halt, and that during Katrina, the Louisiana government used land-lines and Sat Phones.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
Isn't there priority access for government, aid, and emergency workers?

I am just referencing general, non-emergency power outages. Verizon is rock solid, AT&T goes on the fritz within a few minutes.


sk1939
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There should be, but not on mobile communications.

cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
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reply to BiggA
On paper, yes. Telco's are well known for cutting corners and just paying the fines later. (also, there's only so much protected capacity for 911; it can still be swamped.)

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
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reply to sk1939
There actually is.

I'm not comparing cabinet and bunker sites, just saying that Verizon has more backup than anyone else.


sk1939
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said by BiggA:

There actually is.

On paper like cramer said, just not usually in practice.